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Senior Airman Andrew Payton

Senior Airman Andrew Payton is a tubist with the Air Force Band of the Golden West. Originally from the midwest, his Air Force career began in 2018. A1C Payton is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and a Performer's Certificate. Additionally, he pursued further graduate studies from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. His teachers include Scott Tegge, Don Harry, and Dave Kirk. Prior to his current assignment at the Band of the West, A1C Payton was an active freelance musician, performing with ensembles such as the Buffalo Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and the Syracuse Symphoria. He likes to spend as much of his free time outdoors exploring the sights and sounds of the hill country and west Texas.

2016: Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
2017: Additional studies, Rice University, Houston, TX

1. October-December 2018 Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. December 2018-2022, Regional Bandsman Apprentice, Band of the West, JBSA Lackland, TX
3. June 2022, 
Regional Bandsman Apprentice, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA

Honor Graduate, Basic Military Training

Airman First Class - 18 December 2018
Senior Airman